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Grateful Dead Live at Crystal Ballroom on 1968-02-02

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Grateful Dead Live at Crystal Ballroom on 1968-02-02




Set 1

Viola Lee Blues ->
Feedback
Cryptical Envelopment ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Clementine ->
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Crystal Ballroom
Location Portland, OR

Source SBD -> (4 Track) Master Reels -> Dat (44.1k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for the Dat
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

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Reviews

Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavorite - March 7, 2015
Subject: A show in a small ballroom
From what circulates, the Schoolgirl is apparently not dated correctly, and, in addition, Road Trips 2-2 offers the good Dark Star from this date. The Clementine is a decent example. Those two are the highlights.
Otherwise what we have and can verify is average '68. 2 to 2 1/2 Stars.
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2013
Subject: JG
This Viola Lee takes the cake.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2013
Subject: WOW
THIS Viola Lee Blues is one of those tracks that you can listen to and clearly understand why people think in such reverent, legendary terms when referring to Jerry. Play for someone who "doesn't get it" with the Dead - a good litmus test.

Shame about the Schoolgirl being cut - hopefully we'll see more of this show someday.
Reviewer: Vermoontains - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2013
Subject: Clementine
Chopped olive sandwiches, roses and wine
Cold ripe persimmons, my sweet Clementine
There's a chill in the meadow, of bottomless time
I go on, I go on, I cannot fill my cup
There's a hole in the bottom, the spring has dried up
I run through the forests of linear time
Chop through the branches and cut through the vines
I'll be back in a moment, though it may take me years
In the lava rock canyons corroded with fears
Of corruptible bodies and grief beyond tears
I'll go on till I hear the sweet voices behind
That I've left for the comfort of cold Clementine
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2012
Subject: Good show,
very nice quality recording.
Reviewer: aybesea69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2011
Subject: This Could Be Our Next "Official" 1968 Release
It is that clear, crisp and invigorating. This is simply a stunning tape that needs to find a space on your rack next to the Carousel and Tahoe shows. Wonderful recording, mix and performance!
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2011
Subject: Great Performance
Just playing 'this day in Dead history' and came across this old gem from '68.Compact, spitfire of an Other One Suite (would have like to hear more jamming on the OO section but I guess they would expand the song more in later renditions). Clementine is fantastic and makes me wish they would have given this song more attention. One review stated that it reminds him of Allman Bro's but to my ear, it sounds more like the Dead contemporaries/SF compadres, Quicksilver Messenger Service (listen to Gold & Silver on their self-titled debut). A shame that the Schoolgirl was cut off.

Once again, thanks to Charlie Miller for making this available.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2010
Subject: The Clementine of All Clemetines...
...is found here, a performance that is about as jazzy as this band can get in 1968. of course the Viola is a monster too! As Cliff says this WHOLE show is a jazzy masterpiece, and the next night is about as good imho.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live on Stage" February 2, 1968 at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
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#############__Smokin' Hot_1968 GRATEFUL DEAD Show.

5 Stars for the mix
5 Stars for the recording
5 Stars for the performance
5 Stars for the "most excellent" Charlie Miller Transfer.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1968 GRATEFUL DEAD Collection. If you haven't done so already, click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste.

"Clementine" is a very special treat. It's sung by Garcia, and reminds me of some Allman Brother's 6/8 Grooves they'd jam out on.

Good Morning Little School Girl cuts off at 2:13.

Remember to also click on the "Deadlists Project" and collect the posters and ticket stubs that sometimes appear for each show.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the Love.
Reviewer: DMT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2009
Subject: thanks
this run up the coast is some of the most incredible music ever created...
the raw power is so primal its as if they were tapped into the deepest depths of the mind and universe. these guys are with out a doubt WARLOCKS
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2009
Subject: Assaults your senses...
A welcome and long overdue upgrade on what is certainly among the top five shows of 1968!

From the opening chords of Viola's, the band comes out guns blazing and they are taking no prisoners.

This amazing Coltranesque suite is proof that Jan/Feb '68 is as brilliant as any period in the band's history. (100 pts)
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